Meaning of “depute” in the English Dictionary

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"depute" in British English

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deputeverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈpjuːt/ us /dɪˈpjuːt/ formal

to ask someone to act or speak for you:

[ + to infinitive ] I've deputed Lara Brown to speak for me at the conference.
depute sth to sb

If you depute something to someone, you ask them to do it for you:

She's deputing the organization of the exhibition to Sara.

(Definition of “depute” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)